Currituck Newborn | Baby Beau

7 Weeks Young

Currituck Newborn

These two met in college at Virginia Tech, they are so sweet together and adore children.  They are the best aunts and uncles and always take such an interest to any little one who is around.  I was so excited to hear they were going to be having a baby!  Sweet little Beau is the cutest and was up for anything! Thank goodness it was a warmer day so we could take him outside for a few photos.  I love the ducky outfit they had for him, the feet were my favorite!  It’s amazing how much they grow in just a few short weeks, they start to be so much more alert and start getting a little baby chunk, which is my favorite part of babies!



Currituck Newborn
Currituck Newborn


Surprise proposal | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Engagement


We have been talking with Blake for months and planning out his proposal to Kalyn!  12-13-14 is the most perfect date to do it!

The couple live in Alabama, Blake secretly planned a trip to the Outer Banks for her.  She didn’t know where they were heading until they were on their way!!  He also booked us to meet them at the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island.  Kalyn didn’t have a clue she was even getting a photo shoot!  Blake told her to dress for a nice dinner, so complete surprise when she saw me!  It’s so nerve wracking for me, as I don’t want to blow the surprise!

I was to act like I had forgot my speaker for music that I would play to loosen them up, and then Blake would bring out his music which he’d loaded with a complete playlist for them to listen to as I photographed.  About mid-way through, there was a song he waiting for to drop down on one knee and propose!!!



Kalyn was shocked!! Blake had the perfect ring they had looked at together!  This was their first OBX trip, and had toured all the lighthouses on the Outer Banks.  Now they have a great meaningful get away for their future family!


Afterwards we walked the trail at Springer’s Point to Teach’s Hole where they had a little snuggle time and Kalyn face-timed her momma and daddy to tell them her news!


Congrats to you two!!! So glad we capture such a meaningful part of your love story!


  • Sarie - Aww! I love well-planned proposals. This is beautiful. Congrats to the happy couple, and great shots, Candace!

  • Mindy Lovell - Thank you for capturing these amazing moments for my sweet baby girl and her fantastic fiance. You did an amazing job

    One proud momma

Holiday Card | Aldredge Family

Lillington, NC

holiday card


This sassy mama is always up to something, she has the best ideas and her family is happy to play!  We stopped by their home when were driving back from Charlotte in November, I have been dying to share her images since I took them but wanted her to have a chance to get all her Christmas cards mailed!  It’s always fun to get emails from Donna, I love the way her brain works.  She sends ideas and we exchange funny pics and thoughts until the shoot is solidified and when I arrive she is done up, everyone is relaxed and happy and it’s like a play date!

This Christmas card is one of my favorites as it is fun and allows you to showcase lots of photos at once.






the knot | Outer Banks Destination Wedding

January 2015 issue of the knot The Carolinas


We LOVED this couple and this wedding!  So happy to see Pete and Mike’s June wedding at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC in the knot The Carolinas!

the knot

They had a rockstar list of vendors including:

Coastal DJ and Video

Bells and Whistles

Just Desserts

Not So Plane Designs



Kitty Hawk Holiday Portraits | Ceaser Family


Kitty Hawk Holiday Portraits 

The last time I photographed sweet little Reese she was only 1 week old and now she almost a year old!  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long ago! Her brother, Brett, is 4 and I’ve been so lucky to watch him grow up from a baby now to an amazing big brother!

All their aunts, uncles and cousins were here visiting for the holiday so not only did I get to see his family but I got to meet his extended family who are all so outgoing and fun! The youngest beebster was 3 months old and wearing the tootest bear hat and they had several pups that had a ball photo bombing each family.

Happy birthday ladybug, I can’t wait to see yall again!


Kitty Hawk family portraits

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